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Medical Ethics and Legal Medicine

Royal Caribbean's Incredible Allure of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Fort Lauderdale, Florida
March 11 - 18, 2018

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
CLE may be available

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses, Residents, Students & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Faculty
Michael L. Brooks, MD, JD, FCLM
Director of Neuroradiology, Mercy Diagnostic Imaging
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
Darby PA

Dr. Brooks is a neuroradiologist practicing in Philadelphia. Dr. Brooks is a graduate of Hahnemann Medical College (now Drexel University College of Medicine) who completed a Diagnostic Radiology residency at Mercy Catholic Medical Center, in Darby, PA. Following residency, he completed a Neuroradiology fellowship at the Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women's Hospital and worked as an Instructor at Harvard Medical School and Staff Neuroradiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital before returning to Philadelphia in 1988. From 1988 to 1998, Dr Brooks was Associate Director of the Graduate Hospital Imaging Center and Neuroradiologist for The Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia. Since 1998 Dr. Brooks has been the Director of Neuroradiology for Mercy Medical Imaging,now Mercy Diagnostic Imaging, where he is involved on a daily basis teaching Radiology and Neurosurgery residents and medical students at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Mercy Hospital of Philadelphia. In 2006, Dr. Brooks received his JD from the Temple University, Beasley School of Law and was admitted to the Bar in Pennsylvania in 2007. In 2007, Dr. Brooks was voted one of the "Top Doctors" in Radiology on the main line in Main Line Today magazine.

Dr. Brooks has been providing expert witness reviews for plaintiff and defense law firms and insurance companies in PA, NJ, and DE since 1995. He also regularly lectures to attorneys and insurance professionals on the topics of spine and brain imaging. Dr. Brooks has provided both substantive and ethics CLE lectures to attorneys in PA and lectured at the Temple University, Beasley School of Law on expert witness ethics and testimony and understanding and overcoming bias in testimony.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Attorneys
Program Purpose / Objectives
LEGAL MEDICINE & MEDICAL ETHICS
14 Hours CME (2 Hours Ethics)
CLE, Dental and Nursing Contact Hours
  1. ETHICS & BIOETHICS 1 Hour
    • Bioethics, Professionalism, and Communication
    • Fetal Interests, Abortion and Stem Cell Research
  2. REGULATION OF MEDICAL PRACTICE - Overview of Federal and State Laws 1 Hour
    • Licensing, Credentialing, Privileging and Impairment Issues
    • HIPAA, EMTALA, and Other Federal Mandates
    • Affordable Care Act and Accountable Care Organizations
    • Fraud and Abuse and Criminal Negligence
  3. ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS (EHR) versus ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS (EMR) 1 Hour
    • Current State of Implementation of Health Information Technology (HIT)
    • Meaningful Use Stages I, 2 (2014) and 3 (2016)
    • Electronic Informed Consent
    • EHR Malpractice Liability
  4. END-OF-LIFE DECISIONS - Ethical and Legal Issues 1 Hour
    • The Dying Process
    • Classification of Euthanasia
    • Physician Aid in Dying and Hospice Care
    • Determination of Death
  5. FEDERAL AND STATE REGULATION OF PAIN MANAGEMENT 2 Hours
    • Controlled Substances Act Standard of Pain Treatment
    • REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy) Program
    • Monitoring Programs and Disposal of controlled substances
    • Pain Management State Guidelines, Laws and Rules
    • Addiction, Death and Pain Malpractice
  6. MEDICAL AND FORENSIC EXPERT WITNESS AND TESTIMONY 1 Hour
    • Federal and State Rules of Evidence Governing Expert Witnesses
    • Deposition of Expert Witness
    • Direct and Cross Examination of Expert at Trial
    • Daubert Challenges of Experts
  7. OFFICIAL DISABILITY GUIDELINES AND AMA GUIDES IN WORKERS COMPENSATION AND NON-OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES 2 Hours
    • Evidence Based Medicine
    • Official Disability Guidelines
    • Rating Impairment under AMA Guides
    • Return to Work Guidelines
  8. PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL LIABILITY & NURSING MALPRACTICE 3 Hours
    • American Law and Judicial Process
    • Medical Negligence: Causes, Prevention and Defenses
    • Spoliation of Evidence in Medical Records
    • Capacity, Competency, Informed Consent and Informed Refusal
    • Liability of MCOs, ACOs, Hospitals, CRNAs, Nurses, PAs and Nurse Practitioners
    • Malpractice Case Presentations
  9. MEDICAL MALPRACTICE MOCK TRIAL 2 Hours
    • MOCK TRIAL: Never Event Medical Error
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Accreditation

Accredited Continuing Medical Education Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


ANCC Accredited Continuing Nursing Education
Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program . Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

Approval: Continuing Education, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Education, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Designation: As an organization approved by the American Psychological Association, Continuing Education, Inc. is offering this activity for a maximum of 14 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be given for partial attendance.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Cruise Itinerary
DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sun Mar 11 Fort Lauderdale, FL
- 4:30 pm
Mon Mar 12 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-12noon
- -
Tue Mar 13 Labadee, Haiti
8:00 am 4:30 pm
Wed Mar 14 Falmouth, Jamaica
10:00 am 7:00 pm
Thu Mar 15 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12noon; 1:00pm-4:00pm
- -
Fri Mar 16 Cozumel, Mexico
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Sat Mar 17 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-12noon
- -
Sun Mar 18 Fort Lauderdale, FL
6:15 am -
Royal Caribbean Western Caribbean Itinerary Map
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